East Lothian Council

Sustainable development and climate change

CRAW (Conserve Resources at Work)

Graphic - CRAW Conserve resources at work

The CRAW group was established to improve our internal environmental performance of conserving energy and materials, such as paper, and generally trying to reduce the resources we use in delivering our services.  The steering group currently includes representatives from Catering, Communications, Community Support, Education, Environment & Consumer Services, Financial Services, HR, Landscape & Countryside Management, Planning, Property Maintenance & Waste Services.

In 2009, the group established a network of green champions, known as CRAW Officers.

The key aims of the network are to:

  • Raise awareness and encourage behavioural change across the organisation;
  • Provide a focus for energy and resource efficiency within teams; and
  • Identify potential resource conservation projects.

To date CRAW has run a variety of projects, such as:

Improving recycling facilities in Council offices;

  • Local food events;
  • Sustainable travel events;
  • Film showings; and
  • Supporting initiatives such as Earth Hour and Climate Week.

The group has also produced a series of posters to encourage staff to conserve resources.  To access these please go to the downloads section at the bottom of the page.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.